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Posted on 2005-04-29
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New to VB.Net but know VB6.

The question is the following.....

I want a MDI Form with menu options on it. When you select a menu option a form will appear e.g. Employer Form.

In VB6 it was just a case of adding >>>>  form.Show in the click event of say the mnuEmployerForm

I must be doing something else but I cannot get this in VB.Net. Any ideas where I am going wrong and could you recommend a good sample code site as I feel I am getting lost and need some examples to get started.

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Hi direct,

I know exactly how you feel! I had the same problem about 2 yrs ago when moving from VB6 to .NET

The syntax is a bit different in VB.NET, as you have to declare the form you wish to show as a new form object, and then call the show() method on that object, eg:

Dim frmNewChild as New frmEmplyerForm ' <-- the name of the form object you want to show
frmNewChild.show()

Before calling Show() you may need to add the form to the controls collection of your parent form, so that it appears as an MDI child.

Let me know if you need further help.

Regards

David
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A quick search in Google found me this link, which contains all the info you need for creating MDI apps:

http://www.startvbdotnet.com/forms/mdi.aspx
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Just a follow onto this. I am still getting a little bit mixed up with the controls collection of the parent form etc. Where do you also put frmNewChild.Show()?

It is that Friday feeling and trying this all day never helped.

If it is not too much bother, what would the code be like.

Thanks in advance
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